Responsible Alcohol Consumption
The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch regulates the sale and service of liquor in licensed establishments and at public events to help reduce liquor related public safety issues such as over service, intoxication and service to minors. We take this responsibility seriously. Our goal is to promote moderate and responsible alcohol consumption.
Binge Drinking – A few drinks when you're out is usually no problem. But when it devolves into binge drinking you can ruin your night, your next day and your relationships. This B.C. government information website will provide you with what you need to know to evolve your drinking habits.
B.C. Liquor Stores Responsible Use Information – B.C. liquor stores have monthly in-store campaigns raising awareness on responsible topics including risks of alcohol and pregnancy and Get Home Safe programs, which give beer and wine festival organizers the opportunity to distribute free public transit tickets to festival patrons.
Canada's Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines – see this website for Canada's new Low Risk Drinking Guidelines, developed on behalf of the National Alcohol Strategy Advisory Committee.
Reality Check – a tool to assess your own drinking habits to learn if you might be at risk, developed by the Centre for Addictions Research at the University of Victoria.
Dry Grad Guidebook for B.C. – this 'Life Starts Now!' describes dry grad planning from start to finish, incorporating ideas and suggestions for success from previous dry grad organizers, and information on specific B.C. legislation relevant to dry grad planning.
Serving It Right – this is B.C.'s responsible beverage service program that educates servers, managers, and licensees about their legal responsibilities when service alcohol.
Alcohol and Aging – Did you know that the same amount of alcohol will produce higher blood alcohol content in an older person – and make them more impaired – than in a younger adult of the same weight? This web page has information about low risk drinking for older adults.